Emergency school closures
Schools are requested to inform the County Council, their local
radio station and update the school website.
If your child attends an Academy, please check the Academy's
website for details of any closures.
Register for email alerts
You can register to receive free email alerts to warn you of
possible school closures in an emergency.
How we are notified of a school closure
It is the responsibility of the Headteacher and Chair of
Governors for deciding to close a school. The school will then let
the County Council - and their local radio station - know it
will be closed. It will also update its own website, if
- We request schools to notify us when they are closed. If
your child’s school isn’t listed please check directly with the
- As soon as we are informed of a school closure, we add the
information to the schools closure list. Please note that during
emergencies, this is not usually until the day the school
- This information may not say when a school will reopen unless
the school has provided this information.